The United Methodist Women of Harper Chapel
The Harper Chapel UMW meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except July, at 10:30 a.m. A lunch, prepared by our members, is served following the meeting. All women are invited to be part of this community of women who develop a creative, supportive fellowship and involve themselves in the missions of women and youth, both locally and globally. Our meetings consist of a spiritual devotion, a mission spotlight from Response Magazine, a legislative or social issue brought to our attention, an emphasis on the Reading Program, and welcoming new people and nurturing all. This year we have had programs presented by Rainbow Network and Hope House. Also, we have had programs regarding: women’s safety, senior nutrition, physical therapy for children and the foster children program. We do conduct a business meeting which includes discussion of upcoming events for our church and our “special” events presented by UMW. We also sponsor special events such as “Just for Girls” and “Falling for Chocolate”!
There are several ways you can join us actively in mission: The Monday Morning Girls meet each Monday at 10:00 a.m. to quilt, make tray favors for the hospital and prepare health kits for the Festival of Sharing. Also, each year we collect hats that are donated to the Oncology Dept. of Lake Regional Hospital. This year we have also “adopted” a girl from Nicaragua through the Rainbow Network program. Through our financial contributions she is able to attend school.
Harper Chapel offers wonderful opportunity to join in our church music program through the Clarion Ringers Bell Choir and the voice Chancel Choir. Opportunity is also available to participate in the Praise Band.
If you are interested in getting involved in the music programs at Harper Chapel, please contact the church office at (573) 348-2617!
Harper Mens' Ministry
The ministry of men is defined as a core group of men, partnering with our pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church and community. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.
The Stephen Series is a complete system for training and organizing lay people to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation.
The Stephen Series provides congregations with the structure, training, and resources to set up and administer a complete system for lay caring ministry (called Stephen Ministry) in the congregation. In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-to-one Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge. Stephen Ministry helps our pastor and congregation provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it. Learn more